Thursday, January 23, 2014

Spotlight 2014: Andrew

Notable changes/events in 2013: Back surgery, Panthers/Patriots Monday Night Football game, Wrote my first novel a 200 page middle-grade fiction book called Unicorns vs. Zombies and I've sent it off to several agents, but haven't found anyone who's interested in publishing it. (But that's OK because I mainly wrote it for the kids and to say that I've written a book.)

Follow-up from last year's hopes:
Have my knee recover so I can start dunking again.  My knee recovered from the ACL injury, but my back was too bad to let me dunk again.
Become almost fluent again in Spanish as I work with the Gate City branch on the high council. Si.
That the Panthers make the playoffs. Yes, baby!

Hopes for 2014:
To fully recover from back surgery so I can start dunking again.
That I can join a competitive old man's basketball league.
That I can start writing another new book. (I'm kicking one around right now called The Nerd Vortex of Hunter Junior High that Saved the Universe)
That the Honda dies and I can finally buy midlife crisis sports car.

Favorite sport: Football to watch. Basketball to play.

Is really good at: starting fires with flint and steel

Wish you were better at:  handyman stuff
Best part about your job:  that they let me take six weeks off with full pay to recover from back surgery

Favorite pastimes:  Fantasy basketball, vacationing with Andrea, Madden 2013, writing, Survivor
Favorite recent reads: The Walk-On, The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy, My Name Used to Be Muhammad, Unicorns vs. Zombies

Favorite restaurant: The Deck House

Dessert of choice: Baskin Robbins Peanut Butter and Chocolate Ice Cream

What kind of car would you like to drive? Nissan 370Z

Five things that make you happy: Andrea, the kids, vacations, Monday Night Football, winning my Fantasy basketball league


  1. I love that last picture of him! So handsome. 2014 is going to be a great year for Drew, I can feel it!

  2. Thanks for the fun facts on our boppy gaco! (when he was a little boy he was bow-legged and had platinum blonde hair, and when he walked he kind of "bopped" and "Gaco" was his word for "tractor" and so somehow or other he became "Boppy Gaco!" I want to read his book, and the sequel! Angie said it's really good! I will have to figure out how to get my hands on it!! Love the photo of him with the crab. Mmmmmmmmmm, crab..................! We are so grateful that his back surgery went so well. I'm a believer! I was not a believer prior to the surgery, and now, when people say they're considering back surgery, I will say "My son is so glad he did it!" instead of "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" XOXO
    Mom S